Sunday, February 22, 2009

DRY

Compare this pic of the hill near the cabin to the one at the top of the blog.
Then, pray for rain!

On Friday we helped Grandpa get junk from the cabin loaded onto his trailer to take to the auction.


On Saturday we helped him get about 25 or so of the WILD Barbados loaded up to take to the auction. There were SO MANY trailers full of animals coming in. More than we have ever seen before. It seems that hard times have hit for so many ranchers, and the lack of rain is making things even more difficult. Two of the Barbado rams that we loaded were ours, so it'll be interesting to see how much they went for. Not much, I am sure!


We still have one ram out at the cabin - it's a Dahl sheep though. He's the one we raised as a bottle baby. I hadn't seen him in over 6 months, but he remembered me. Mooky got this great picture of him.


BEAN

Today Erinn and I made soap for the first time in a long time. She made Hot Apple Pie and I made Mint Chocolate, which I am getting rather tired of, but I had a new idea I wanted to try. I'll take pictures tomorrow when we cut it.


I got the Watson Ranch Organic Fertilizer that the Bakers gave us sprayed on all 3 garden areas plus the fruit trees. Tomorrow I will start working on spraying the grass areas. The goats were following me around trying to figure out where that delicious molasses smell was coming from.

1 comment:

Kyria said...

Ha ha! The bulls follow Rowdy's tractor around, licking the grass and each other as it gets sprayed on them!